French true fleet market hits a rock
The French true fleet sector saw its first downturn in 13 months, latest figures for May from Dataforce show.
Analysis by the firm’s Mario Zagar show that true fleet registrations dropped by 2.6% while special channels were down 0.5% last month.
The overall market saw a slight rise of 0.2% to around 191,000 units, helped by a 1.8% rise in the private market.
The brand ranking saw no changes for the first five, none of which saw a positive growth performance but each had an SUV model that did. Renault was first, with the Captur up 63.2%, Peugeot in second saw the 5008 rise 162.3%. Citroën in third saw the C3 Aircross grab a 10.0% share of its registrations though it was too new to bench its growth against last May. VW in fourth had the Tiguan grow by 18.3%. Mercedes finished out the top five with the GLC up 10.8%.
Ford jumped two positions into the sixth slot, with the Mondeo continuing to see striking results (+301.2%) with 77.5% of its registrations being the hybrid version. BMW stayed seventh while Audi, fell two places to eighth. Fiat rose from 11th into ninth thanks mostly to the 500’s growth of 91.8%. This left Nissan in 10th, down one but with the Leaf up 180.6% and registering a record volume in true fleets.